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Tackle Today: We are all blind

February 12, 2020

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≈ The philosophy of patience. ≈

“There is an old story about a group of blind men walking down the road in India who come upon an elephant. Each one touches a different part of the elephant[…] and comes up with a different explanation of what he’d encountered based on the small part to which he has exposed. We are those blind men. Even if we have a good understanding of the events we witness, we don’t easily gain the overall view needed to put them together. […] Our knowledge is limited to the parts we’ve touched…[…]”

Memo “The Long View” by Howard Marks —

Each type of trader is limited to the parts of the market they touch. While investors watch the corporate and economic cycles to base their decisions, day traders and swing traders watch candle patterns in the lookout for triggers to get in or out.

Investors need day traders. Their short-sightedness is annoying but they inject an enormous amount of liquidity in the system and also create opportunities due to their undeniable psychological biases.

Day traders need investors. Without corporate cycles backed up by stockholders’ investment decisions shooting for the long term growth of their businesses there would be no companies to be traded in the stock market in the first place.

To all of them, the depth of field should be elongated and the patience exercised. The net result of winners vs. losers in years is what will label them successful or not.

There is a causal relationship: cycles consist of series of events that cause the ones that follow. That is how the elephant is made.

In the end, we need each other. We are all blind anyway.

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